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Re: Pets

Postby Rob Houghton » 23 Aug 2017, 23:40

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I posted a photo of our cat Ruby on another thread - but here's a photo of her. She turned up at our house as a fairly young kitten (only maybe two or three months old) and although we tried to trace the owners, we had no luck - though secretly we were rather glad, because after a few days we had fallen in love with her and wouldn't have wanted to let her go.

One thing she has always enjoyed is chasing a stick. If you let her chase after a twig and then throw it, she'll go after it, pick it up in her mouth, and bring it back. We've never had a cat who did that before - and she didn't need teaching either!

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'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'

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Re: Pets

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 24 Aug 2017, 07:33

A lovely story!
"Heyho for a starry night and a heathery bed!" - Jack, The Secret Island.

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Re: Pets

Postby number 6 » 24 Aug 2017, 07:45

She's absolutely lovely, Rob..& quite a talented Kitty! My Brother had a Tabby Kitten who used to chase screwed up paper & bring it back to you! :D
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Re: Pets

Postby Chrissie777 » 24 Aug 2017, 12:34

Rob Houghton wrote:I posted a photo of our cat Ruby. She turned up at our house as a fairly young kitten (only maybe two or three months old) and although we tried to trace the owners, we had no luck - though secretly we were rather glad, because after a few days we had fallen in love with her and wouldn't have wanted to let her go.
One thing she has always enjoyed is chasing a stick. If you let her chase after a twig and then throw it, she'll go after it, pick it up in her mouth, and bring it back. We've never had a cat who did that before - and she didn't need teaching either! 8)


Ruby is very cute, Rob! 8)
Cats are so playful.

I used to have a fairly young and longlegged orange tiger cat in Maine who came and stayed one day, I called her Delilah (as we already had another older orange tiger cat called Samson who resembled a small lion and who came into the barn and stayed for years). Samson did not let her sleep inside the barn, so Delilah slept on the porch.
Whenever I went for a walk in the wilderness, Delilah followed me like a dog. Without a leash.
Unfortunately after about 2 or 3 months, she disappeared. The coyotes might have caught her. :cry:
I still miss her.
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Re: Pets

Postby Rob Houghton » 24 Aug 2017, 13:08

Talking of 'long legged' cats, Ruby has exceptionally long back legs - much longer than most cats we've had. We're not sure why, but perhaps she was from good stock, or maybe semi-pedigree. She really can run very fast because of this, and if she walks she walks more like a 'Big Cat' than a household cat!
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Re: Pets

Postby Darrell71 » 02 Sep 2017, 16:41

A few more recent pics of my littlenotsolittle floofball. (His name is Scamper)


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Re: Pets

Postby Courtenay » 02 Sep 2017, 16:45

:D He's certainly grown since the photo in your avatar, Sunskriti! :wink: Looks like a gorgeous and very happy dog.
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Re: Pets

Postby number 6 » 02 Sep 2017, 17:19

A lovely looking pooch, Sunskiti! :D
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Re: Pets

Postby Chrissie777 » 02 Sep 2017, 18:27

Darrell71 wrote:A few more recent pics of my littlenotsolittle floofball. (His name is Scamper)


Scamper looks great, Sunskriti! 8)
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Re: Pets

Postby Darrell71 » 02 Sep 2017, 19:06

Thank you Chrissie, number 6 and Courtenay! :D
Courtenay wrote::D He's certainly grown since the photo in your avatar, Sunskriti!

Hmm... personally I don't quite see it? :| :?: :lol: :lol: :wink:
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Re: Pets

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 02 Sep 2017, 21:14

Great photos, Sunskriti. Scamper looks lovely!
"Heyho for a starry night and a heathery bed!" - Jack, The Secret Island.

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Re: Pets

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 03 Sep 2017, 09:00

What a lovely dog, Sunskriti. Our pets give us so much love and joy, even on their pictures one can't help but smile. :D

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Re: Pets

Postby Darrell71 » 10 Oct 2017, 11:45

Thank you Anita and Julie! :D

Julie2owlsdene wrote:What a lovely dog, Sunskriti. Our pets give us so much love and joy, even on their pictures one can't help but smile. :D

I agree with this more than I agree with my own life :lol: They are truly blessings.
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Re: Pets

Postby Darrell71 » 10 Oct 2017, 11:46

Courtenay wrote:Here's a story I ran across that just made me smile... meet Anakin the cat, who was born with only two legs but runs and climbs and plays just as happily as his four-legged siblings! :D


This is absolutely precious, Courtenay, thanks for sharing!
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Re: Pets

Postby Rob Houghton » 19 Nov 2017, 17:36

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Ruby enjoying the November sunshine! What a life! :-D
'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
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Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
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